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Fill vacant posts in Punjab: Teachers’ front
Tribune News Service

Patiala, September 8
The Progressive Teachers’ Front, Punjab, has urged the Punjab Education Minister, Sikander Singh Maluka, and Education Secretary, Anjali Bhawra, to fill 3,870 posts of lecturers which lying vacant in 1,526 government senior secondary schools of Punjab.

In a press release issued by the press secretary of the PTF Punjab, Gurbeer Singh said the school students in the senior secondary schools of Punjab state are suffering due to vacant posts of the lecturers.

He said the government should take steps to fill these posts by promotion from master cadre as well as through direct recruitment. He added it has been so long that the government has not done the direct recruitment of government school lecturers and the senior secondary schools in the rural areas are worst affected due to vacant posts lying from years.



Woman found dead; in-laws booked
Parmod Mehta

Dera Bassi, September 8
A married woman was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Bartana village. The police has registered a case against her in-laws family. The deceased was been identified as Sandeep Kaur, wife of Jaswinder Singh, a resident of Bartana.

Her body has been kept at the Civil Hospital, Dera Bassi, for the postmortem examination that will be conducted on Monday.

Victim's father, Karmjeet Singh, a resident of Chhapar village complained to the police that his daughter’s in-laws were harassing her continuously by asking for more dowry after which they killed her. Meanwhile, the SHO of Handesra Police Station, Bharatbhushan, said a case under Sections 302, 304B and 498 A has been registered against Jaswinder Singh, husband of the victim, Sukhwinder Singh brother-in-law, Naib Kaur mother-in-law and Rajvinder Kaur sister-in-law.

The in-laws family informed the police regarding her death in the morning of Sunday whereas the woman had died at night, the SHO added. He said the real cause of death would be ascertained after receiving the postmortem report.



Regional sports meet concludes

Patiala, September 8
The four-day KVS Regional Sports Meet 2013-14 ended at KV-2 DMW, Patiala, here today. In cricket U-16 (boys), 10 teams from different KVs participated. KV2 DMW, Patiala, remained on the top defeating KV 3BRD Chandigarh by 25 runs. KV-2 DMW, Patiala, won the toss and decided to bat first.

The team scored 92 runs for 4 wickets in allotted 15 overs. KV-3BRD, Chandigarh, team scored 67 runs and was all out in 13.1 overs. Kamal of this team scored 24 runs. The best players have been selected from the first 3 position holding teams-KV 2 DMW, Patiala, KV 3BRD Chandigarh and KV-1, Adampur, for representing Chandigarh Region in the KVS National Sports Meet to be held shortly next month. — TNS



Rape accused gets 1-day police remand
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, September 8
A 40-year-old man, Neeraj, who has been arrested by the Panchkula police for raping a 13-year-old girl, has been sent to one-day police custody today. The two accomplices (relatives of Neeraj) were nabbed by the relatives of the victim alongwith Neeraj and the victim from Sector 39, Chandigarh on Friday, has been sent to judicial custody.

All the accused were produced before the court today afternoon.

Neeraj, a resident of Bir Ghaggar village, had abducted the victim, also a resident of the same village on September 3 and allegedly took her to a baba's dera and other places in Himachal Pradesh. "There he had molested and raped her repeatedly," said the police.

Today, the police said, "They will visit all the places, where he (Neeraj) had taken the victim, to collect the evidences in the case."

The victim was abducted by Neeraj on September 3 when she was returning from school. The relatives of the victim caught the accused from Sector 39, Chandigarh, and recovered the girl. After giving him a sound thrash, the relatives of the girl handed him over to the police at Chandimandir police station where a case of rape against him was registered yesterday following statements of the girl under Section 164 of the CrPC before the magistrate.

The medical reports of the girl have confirmed rape.



Mohali police gets transit remand of Punjabi singer Preet Brar
Akash Ghai
Tribune News Service

Preet BrarMohali, September 8
Mohali police officials today got transit remand of Preet Brar, a noted Punjabi singer and an accused in several criminal cases, from Mumbai court to bring him back from there. According to sources, Brar was produced before the duty magistrate at Andheri Courts, Mumbai, this afternoon, which granted 72-hour transit remand to take him to Mohali.

Inspector Gurmit Singh Sohal, Station House Officer, Phase 8 police station, where a case of cheating of Rs 51 lakh has been registered against the singer, said the police team was expected to board any train to the town tonight and reach back by tomorrow.

"As soon as he reaches here, he will be produced before the court for further proceedings," said Inspector Sohal.

Notably, Brar was nabbed by the Mumbai police on Friday from the airport when he was trying to go abroad with his wife Kamaljit Kaur, a constable with the Mohali police, and 10-year-old daughter.

According to the police, Brar, also a property dealer, has defrauded several people of crores of rupees. Apart from several cheating case at Phase VII police station, several other criminal cases, including land grabbing and trespassing have also been registered against the singer at other police stations.

Brar's bail application has already been turned down by the Punjab and Haryana High Court.


Man booked on charge of outraging modesty of girl
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 8
The Chandigarh police has booked a 25-year-old youth for allegedly assaulting, threatening and outraging the modesty of a girl working with a private company near Fun Republic, Mani Majra, on Saturday.

The police said the accused, identified as Satish, followed the 23-year-old victim who had taken an auto-rickshaw from the Mori Gate to Mani Majra. Soon after the girl reached near Fun Republic, the accused abused her and slapped her.

The police said the girl was known to the accused who asked her to be friends with him. However, she refused for friendship.

A case under various sections of the IPC has been registered against the accused at the Mani Majra police station and an investigation has been initiated. The police is yet to arrest the accused who is absconding.



2 snatchers arrested

Chandigarh, September 8
The police arrested two miscreants who had snatched the cellphone from a woman near a government school, Sector 22, here on Saturday. The complainant, Gurpreet Kaur, a resident of Sector 22-C, was targeted by the snatchers while she was walking down the road.

The victim informed the police about the incident. Later, the accused, identified as Varun Gandhi and Virender Kumar, both residents of Mohalla Dera Sahib, Mani Majra, were arrested by the police. A case has been registered against them at the Sector 17 police station.

In another snatching incident reported on Saturday, Madhvi, a resident of Mani Majra Housing Complex, Mani Majra, complained to the police that two men on a motorcycle snatched her gold chain near the MHC market. The snatchers managed to flee from the spot. A case has been registered against them at the Mani Majra police station and an investigation has been initiated. — TNS



Tuba emerges victorious in carrom
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 8
Carrom player Tuba from St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, won the singles title of junior girls’ category during the 23rd Chandigarh State Carrom Tournament, concluded at the St Stephen’s School, here today. In the final match of the competition, she defeated Priya Sharma in a three-set affair by 12-07, 03-10 and 18-08.

Sahil Thakur of Tender Heart School, Sector 33, and Nidhi Gupta of St Mary School, Sector 46, clinched the Sub-Junior Boys’ and Girls’ title, respectively. In the final match of boys’ singles sub-junior category, Sahil defeated Rishu Sharma 05-20, 14-01, 18-09 while Nidhi outclassed Sanya Chadha of Hall Mark Public School, Sector 15, Panchkula, in straight games by 12-06 and 21-05.

Mohd Hassan scored the first White Slam (pocketing of all white carrom men along with queen in the very first turn) of the tournament in the mens’ singles match.


Mens’ singles: Second round-Gagandeep bt Anuj K Sinha 14-11, 21-06; Neeraj Bharti bt Mohd Arish 15-24, 14-10, 22-00; Raj Kumar bt Tasavar Ali 22-06, 25-00; Saquib bt Aneesh Ahmed 22-17, 21-13; Mohd Talib bt Qayyum Khan 25-00, 25-05; Yishu Sharma bt Dilshad Ali 25-13, 22-09; Mazhar Khan bt Ayush Kumar 14-11, 25-00; Mohd Hassan bt Riyasat Ali 25-00, 25-00.

Quarterfinals: Raj Kumar bt Saquib 25-21, 00-25, 22-18; Neeraj Bharti bt Gagandeep Singh 05-25, 22-19, 24-18; Mohd Talib bt Yishu Sharma 24-04, 24-06, Mohd Hassan bt Mazhar Khan 22-02, 23-24, 25-00.

Boys’ singles (junior)-Quarterfinals: Mohd Talib bt Ankush Taneja 19-04, 24-00; Yishu Sharma bt Tasavar Ali 21-00, 13-10; Ayush Kumar bt Paras Arora 21-02,19-13; Mohd Arish bt Jatin Chaudhary 20-04, 21-05. Semifinals: Mohd Talib bt Yishu Sharma 25-15, 12-13, 15-01

Boys’ singles (sub-junior)-Third round: Mahir Yadav bt Amarjit Sharma 13-02; Anmol Bhatia bt Yash Gupta 20-10; Rishu Sharma bt Mohd Adil 21-00; Sahil Thakur bt Ayush 21-00; Gur Rehmat Singh bt Dhruv Zutshi 21-00; Aryan Singh Dhaka bt Shubhkirat Singh 14-05; Chirag C bt Atul Yadav 21-00; Quarterfinals-Mahir Yadav bt Anmol Bhatia 21-04, 21-04; Rishu Sharma bt Aditya Gupta 21-00, 15-00; Sahil Thakur bt Gur Rehmat Singh 16-02, 12-00; Chirag bt Aryan Singh Dhaka 21-00, 21-00; Semifinals: Rishu Sharma bt Mahir Yadav 00-13, 12-01, 16-00; Sahil Thakur bt Chirag 05-15, 17-12, 21-00. Final-Sahil Thakur bt Rishu Sharma 05-20, 14-01, 18-09.

Womens’ singles: First round-Nidhi Gupta bt Maryam 22-02, 19-08; Bhavneet Kaur bt Reena 25-05, 15-06; Quarterfinals-Farheen bt Sanya Chadha 25-08, 25-04; Nidhi Gupta bt Gulshan 15-25, 19-06, 25-09; Priya Sharma bt Bhavneet Kaur 25-00, 25-00; Tuba bt Manu Gupta 25-01, 22-05; Semifinals-Farheen bt Nidhi Gupta 21-14, 21-10; Tuba bt Priya Sharma 07-21, 13-12, 20-18.

Girls’ singles (junior)-Semifinals: Tuba bt Nidhi Gupta 16-03, 19-15; Priya Sharma bt Manu Gupta 15-03, 20-04. Final-Tuba bt Priya Sharma 12-07, 03-10, 18-08.

Girls’ singles (sub-junior): Quarterfinals-Nidhi Gupta bt Bishakha Sharma 21-00, 21-00; Komal Gupta bt Ashu Sharma 00-16, 09-00, 15-00; Sanya Chadha bt Akanksha Bhatia 21-00, 21-00; Maryam Khan bt Sukhali Singh 21-00, 21-00; Semifinals: Nidhi Gupta bt Komal Gupta 20-01, 21-04; Sanya Chadha bt Maryam Khan 04-09, 21-00, 16-05. Final-Nidhi Gupta bt Sanya Chadha 12-06, 21-05.



Live Wire shock Mani Majra school by 104 runs
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 8
In an impressive show the cricket team of Live Wire Coaching Centre (LWCC) drubbed the Government Model High School, Mani Majra, by 104 runs, in a match of Vandey Maatrum Cricket Cup, played at the Divya Public School, Sector 44, here today.

Invited to bat first, the Live Wire Coaching Centre team posted 138 runs for 7 wickets in 20 overs. Siddharth Bakshi (44 runs) and Rohit (29 runs) helped the team achieve convincing total during the Vandey Maatrum Cricket Cup.

The duo also stood for a 62-run partnership. For the bowling side, Ujjwal, Govind, Shubham took 2 wickets each. In reply, the chasing side bundled out for 34 runs. For the Live Wire Coaching Centre, Rohit claimed 3 for 3.

Brief score

Live Wire Coaching Centre: 138 for 7 in 20 overs (Siddharth Bakshi 44, Rohit 29, Harish Singh 16, Ujjwal 2 for 20, Govind 2 for 26, Shubham 2 for 33) during the Vandey Maatrum Cricket Cup.

Government High School, Mani Majra: 34 all out in 12.3 overs (Arsh Makand 9, Ramvijay Kumar 6, Rohit 3 for 3, Siddharth Bakshi 2 for 1, Chirag Verma 2 for 8, Shubham Yadva 1 for 6, Vikas Thakur 1 for 7).



Marathon organised
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 8
Under immense showers, 'Chandigarh Run' was organised from the Sukhna Lake, here this morning. The marathon was organised in three categories of 2.5 km, 4 km and 8 km (professionals).

For motivating the runners, medals and certificates were awarded to the participants of 2.5 and 4 km races while the winners of professional category received a cash prize of Rs 10,000. Being Sunday and heavy rain, the organisers had a tough time to handle the races.



Rohit registers impressive win

Pranav returns a shot during a tennis match at the CLTA, Sector 10, in Chandigarh on Sunday
Pranav returns a shot during a tennis match at the CLTA, Sector 10, in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Mohali, September 8
In a match of the AITA Total Tennis Championship being organised at Manav Mangal School, Rohit Kumar defeated Sumit Bhan, here today. In the boys (U-16) category, Rohit beat Sumit at 8-3. In other matches of the same category, Calvin Golmei named the match against Anmolpreet at 8-0 and Rishabh Sharda overcame Rohit Sai at 8-1.


Boys (U-16):

Rohit Kumar bt Sumit Bhan 8-3, Calvin Golmei bt Anmolpreet 8-0, Rishabh Sharda bt Rohit Sai 8-1, Jagdeep Bajwa bt Sahil Yadav 8-2, Devasis Singh bt Dhruv Sabharwal 8-7(7-3), Yugank Bhardwaj bt Amitoj Singh 8-0, Abhin Jain bt Vatsal Chouhan 8-2, Krishna Rajput bt Daksh Manglick 8-5. — TNS



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